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What international laws might prohibit Brazil from cutting down the Amazon or using it as a natural resource of Brazil?

what international laws bar or place limits on how Brazil can use the Amazon keeping in mind the Brazilian government has jurisdiction over Brazilian land. There are no such international laws. A ...
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How powerful is the Brazilian presidency?

I'm Brazilian myself, so I can tell you first-hand about the current situation. I'm fluent in both English and French, so I've also seen some foreign media outlets covering the situation here. We ...
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What international laws might prohibit Brazil from cutting down the Amazon or using it as a natural resource of Brazil?

International laws don't prevent anything unless you're interested in having a war to back them up.
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What international laws might prohibit Brazil from cutting down the Amazon or using it as a natural resource of Brazil?

There is an 1978 Amazon Cooperation Treaty but its wording on the matter is so vague and aspirational that it could hardly constitute any kind of firm commitment to concrete objectives: “achieve also ...
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Countries with a very plural congress/parliament

I don't know if it's the mostest, but Israel's Knesset w 120 seats has a long history of fragmentation. Likud has 29 seats, but is in opposition while the lead in the governing party is 17 and it's ...
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Countries with a very plural congress/parliament

As mentioned by Roland in a comment, Belgium's House of Representatives does pretty well under the HHI metric; 150 seats in the chamber with the largest party having 24 seats, giving a score of 993. ...
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How does Brazil ensure their voters know which electoral candidate corresponds to which number?

After entering the candidate's number on the electronic voting machine, their name and photo are shown on the screen, after that we can confirm (the green button) or correct it (the red button). ...
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Why is G7 helping fighting fires in the Amazon rainforest such a big deal for President Jair Bolsonaro?

This Opinion Guardian Article by David Miranda* states that clearing of the rain forest is a goal of Bolsonaro and his administration. Deforestation is an affirmative goal of Bolsonaro. That can be ...
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How powerful is the Brazilian presidency?

According to this article Brasil's president can appoint or dismiss persons for lots of position, of which only some must be approved by the Senate: The president of Brazil has the power to appoint ...
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Why do certain people, in modern times, support the idea of a Brazilian monarchy?

I'm Brazilian. Our democratic government is relatively very corrupt, and has been for a long time. We do have a working free press, so a lot of corruption gets publicly exposed. Over the last few ...
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Why is G7 helping fighting fires in the Amazon rainforest such a big deal for President Jair Bolsonaro?

It started when Mr Macron made this declaration: Our house is burning. Literally. The Amazon rain forest - the lungs which produces 20% of our planet’s oxygen - is on fire. It is an international ...
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Does any country "filter" otherwise eligible political candidates?

While in centuries past, being openly opposed to democracy was well within the Overton window, these days it is generally not seen as acceptable. Most dictatorships at least pretend to be democratic; ...
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Countries with a very plural congress/parliament

The Spanish Congress houses 17 different political groups (15 actual parties or coalitions + 2 individual deputies who abandoned their respective groups in the middle of the legislature). With "...
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Countries with a very plural congress/parliament

A good contender would be the Indian parliament with its two chambers the Rajya Sabha and the Lok Sabha, the latter of which is elected in general elections via FPTP. If I have done the math right (I'...
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How can the judiciary make executive decisions in Brazil?

Judges ordering the Executive branch to amend policies happens all the time in democratic nations. For example, see Judge orders Biden administration to stop approving new DACA applications. We can ...
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What is the status of former Brazilian president Michel Temer prosecution for corruption charges?

As of February 2022, Temer has been acquitted of the main charges against him, and the others show signs that will follow the same fate. Going charge by charge (all sources in Portuguese): The "...
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In Brazil, is the suspension of the president optional while the impeachment trial takes place?

If the Chamber of Deputies votes to impeach the President, then the President is suspended as per Article 86 of the Constitution: If two-thirds of the Chamber of Deputies accept an accusation ...
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What effect would a mandatory justification for a proposed bill have on the legislative process?

Immediate and bitter partisan debate about the validity of the science. Who gets to judge the validity of those studies? You will find people who argue that the world is only a few thousand years ...
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To what extent did Dilma Rousseff's impeachment increase Jair Bolsonaro's chances to be president?

All in all, my question is: to what extend did the impeachment turn politics in Brazil in a way that a completely different political view can gain majority? In 180 years of Brazil's post-monarchy ...
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How high is sympathy for Israel among Bolsonaro's supporters and/or Brazilian Evangelicals?

I couldn't find any polls, but a (definitely non-scientific) research shows some evidence of that: Searching for evangelicos israel shows many links to Brazilian articles that claim evangelicals are ...
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How can the judiciary make executive decisions in Brazil?

It is actually an overruling the decision of health ministry. Earlier mandatory vaccination was not required for foreigners. On a petition filed by Sustainability Network party, Justice Barroso made ...
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What effect would a mandatory justification for a proposed bill have on the legislative process?

There would be no difference at all. Firstly, you can find or conjure up a study that proves nearly anything, especially in the “social sciences” where observations are difficult to make. When an ...
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Countries with a very plural congress/parliament

If you're willing to accept supranational parliaments, after the 2019 European elections (i.e. pre Brexit) the largest grouping in the EU Parliament had 24.2% of the seats. In total there were 7 ...
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